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MILF unclear on handing over fighters in Mamasapano encounter

A leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is making no commitment it will surrender its members involved in the Mamasapano encounter where 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commandos were slaughtered.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers want full report on massacre by Monday

The House of Representatives will suspend all hearings on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) unless authorities provide lawmakers with a complete report on what happened in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on January 25, specifically the deaths of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BIFF: We don’t have Usman

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Sunday denied it was coddling terrorist Basit Usman, whose turnover to the government by Moro rebels President Aquino has demanded, following the deaths of 44 elite police commandos in a clash in Maguindanao province more than a week ago.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Regions | Read More »

Poe says Purisima must explain role in ‘Oplan Wolverine”

Sen. Grace Poe on Sunday said Director General Alan Purisima, the suspended chief of the Philippine National Police, must explain his role in “Oplan Wolverine,” the covert operation to take down two international terrorists that cost the lives of 44 police commandos more than a week ago.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Don’t blame the military’

The Philippine Army was allegedly kept in the dark by the tactical commander of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) in the botched operation on Jan. 25 to arrest two top international terrorists, resulting in the massacre of 44 US-trained police commandos, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OPINION

Purisima’s call

We can think of many reasons why the country’s top policeman, now serving a six-month preventive suspension order for alleged involvement in an anomalous contract, should break his silence on Oplan Wolverine.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Aquino has betrayed us

Mamasapano is personal to me. Some years ago, I happened to visit that place. It was so typical of the vast plains that Cotabato was before it was gerrymandered into five provinces. That act of gerrymandering was in fact typical as well of how Manila has shaped this part of Mindanao since the colonial era.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Success in papal visit, failure in Maguindanao mission

Isn’t it sad that the very successful visit of Pope Francis was followed, in the same month, by the massacre of 44 policemen of the Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao? Maguindanao is now famous for two massacres: first, the killing of 58 persons, including media men; and now the Mamasapano incident.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

How much do we love peace?

“What price peace?” blared the Inquirer editorial two days ago. I also ask: How much do we love peace with the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)? Do we want peace in spite of the recent killing (some say, massacre) of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) officers while performing their duty?

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Learning, not laboring

That there are children in our midst forced to work in the most deplorable circumstances is a continuing problem, trumping the Philippines’ vaunted economic growth.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

BSP seen likely to ease key policy rates

AS LOW fuel prices keep inflation subdued, monetary authorities may start considering easing policy settings to give the economy as much room as it needs to grow. US financial giant JP Morgan last week said a hike in interest rates this year was by no means assured. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), JP Morgan […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL considers taking in new investor

FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines may formally consider investors this year once it finalizes a “long-term plan” involving new routes, the possible acquisition of next-generation planes like Airbus’ A350, and new partnerships with carriers in North America and Europe. PAL president Jaime Bautista said during an Inquirer roundtable discussion last week that the timing would be […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Toyota to double PH production by 2020

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) is gearing up to sustain its strong performance over the next five years, as it targets to almost double its vehicle sales to about 200,000 units by 2020 and retain its market leadership in the local automotive sector. For 2015, however, TMP has opted to be more conservative in its performance, […]

Posted: January 31st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOTC to hire more project consultants

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is seeking consultants to develop transportation and urban growth roadmaps for various areas in Visayas and Mindanao. The DOTC made the request for expressions of interest in various published media on Friday. The largest of these was a P37.2-million contract to develop “transport model and urban development” strategies […]

Posted: January 31st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH improves economic freedom score

Key policy measures undertaken in the last year led to a significant improvement in Philippine society’s ability to allow its citizens to climb up the socioeconomic ladder on their own merits, a new international report showed. Heritage Foundation, an American think tank, reported that the Philippines’ “economic freedom” improved in 2015. Of 178 countries, the […]

Posted: January 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Barako foils Ginebra rally

Playing with steely resolve on both ends, Barako Bull kept Barangay Ginebra winless in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after grinding out a 69-68 victory last night for a piece of the elimination-round lead at Alonte Sports Arena here.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Do-or-die D-League QF duels Monday

Inspired after earlier toppling the higher seeds, Cebuana Lhuillier and Bread Story-Lyceum try to become the unlikely semifinalists in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup today.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Loyola zaps tired Global, bags Smart Club crown

Loyola Meralco showed it is more than just Phil Younghusband.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Barako Bull tests Ginebra

Less than a week after all pretournament hype on them were extinguished, Barangay Ginebra gets a chance at redemption when the Gin Kings slug it out with the Barako Bull Energy in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations at Alonte Sports Center here.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Arum: Final details being ironed out

FOR PROMOTER Bob Arum, the major obstacles have been tackled to clear the way for the dream bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Inquirer Lifestyle opens the Winners of the Look of Style Awards exhibit

Maria Clara will approve. Today, February 2, at 6 p.m., LOOK Magazine and Inquirer Lifestyle will kick off the exhibit of the winners of the Look of Style Awards with a mini fashion show at SM Aura Atrium. The event will highlight the Filipino-themed creations of hot young designers. From payneta and abaniko-inspired shoes to clutch bags […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Look Magazine | Read More »

Vilma Santos leads awardees of NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal

Batangas Governor and multiawarded actress Vilma Santos will lead this year’s Ani ng Dangal awardees of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heart Evangelista’s art dazzles Singapore

One drizzly, humid night in Singapore, actress and product-endorser Heart Evangelista, aka Love Marie Ongpauco, again made her contemporaries eat dust back home.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Will De Niro, DiCaprio and Scorsese be in town for the opening of City of Dreams Manila?

Executives of City of Dreams Manila (COD) were understandably mum and cryptic when journalists pressed for info on whether Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will grace the grand opening of the casino resort complex on Feb. 2.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ayala group bankrolling Lenny Kravitz, Super Junior, Katy Perry concerts

Most of the concerts held in the country that feature major international artists don’t really make money for the producers—especially if the artists’ talent fees are exorbitant.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Rayver has kind words for ex-GF Cristine

“I know she can handle being a mom because she loves kids,” said actor Rayver Cruz of ex-girlfriend Cristine Reyes, who is four months pregnant. She has always wanted a baby, he said.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Empress’ network move like ‘changing schools’

Young actress Empress Schuck, whose career was pushed to the back burner in her last year and a half with ABS-CBN, admitted that the idea of quitting show biz had at one point crossed her mind.

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Michael Bublé serenades Manila for third time, calls PH his ‘home’

MANILA, Philippines — Canadian crooner Michael Bublé was in this city for the third time to once again perform before his adoring Filipino fans, who according to him were the reason why he made it big in the music industry.   The four-time Grammy winner said the Philippines was the place where he first had […]

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ate Vi films in UP

To mark up Diliman Month and National Arts Month, the University of the Philippines Film Institute screens three Vilma Santos starrers on Feb. 5—Rory Quintos’ “Anak” (2:30 p.m.), Laurice Guillen’s “Kapag Langit ang Humatol” (5 p.m.) and Chito Roño’s “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa” (7:30 p.m.). All three were restored by ABS-CBN Film Archives, with the help of Central Digital Lab.

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

The ‘ultimate’ love songs

  Every year, Inquirer Entertainment helps readers pick a show for that special day, by asking the concert artists to talk about their gigs …and romance. ‘Our Love Songs (OPM Greatest Hits: Live)’ Joey Albert and The Company; Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Music Museum; call 8919999, 7210635 or 7216726   ‘Only You’ Christian Bautista, Matt […]

Posted: February 1st, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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